ZFS status now in June? / stable enough for a file server?

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Sat Jun 23 18:52:58 UTC 2007

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Bernd Walter wrote:

BW> Yours is fat as well:
BW> CPU: AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions (167.05-MHz 586-class CPU)
BW>   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x561  Stepping = 1
BW>   Features=0x8001bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8,MMX>
BW>   AMD Features=0x400<<b10>>
BW> real memory  = 167772160 (160 MB)
BW> avail memory = 158793728 (151 MB)
BW> Many things tuned to get ZFS runnning.
BW> But it is used just as backup another bigger ZFS Server with
BW> zfs receive.
BW> I'm not shure if it would survive much file access from userland,
BW> at least it can handle gzip-9 compression - well slow or course...
BW> [55]momax# zpool list
BW> NAME                    SIZE    USED   AVAIL    CAP  HEALTH     ALTROOT
BW> backup                   87G   74.8G   12.2G    85%  ONLINE     -
BW> This very low configurtion makes it even possible to think about one
BW> of the bigger Soekris with 256-512M RAM, although I would suggest to
BW> use 512M for a real use ZFS, but backup with an 4801 seems to be
BW> possible.

Would you please post zfs-related settings you use? Thanks in advance.

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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